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Do I need a permit for driveway improvements or relocation?
A permit is required for driveway improvements located within the public right-of- way and for driveway relocations.  For further questions regarding driveway permits you can call the Engineering Transportation Section at 760-435-5097.

How can I request a stop sign or traffic signal be installed?
You can submit an online request, or call the Engineering Transportation Section at 760-435-5097.

How can I request for a crosswalk to be installed?
You can submit an online request, or call the Engineering Transportation Section at 760-435-5097.

How can I request for a sign and/or pavement markings to be installed on my street or within my neighborhood?
You can submit an online request, or call the Engineering Transportation Section at 760-435-5097.

How can I request for a street light to be installed?
You can submit an online request, or call the Streetlight Hotline at 760-435-5122.

How can I request traffic calming?
The City of Oceanside Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program  outlines the process for the use and installation of traffic calming devices. To inquire or initiate the process you can submit an Online Request  or call the Engineering Transportation Section at 760-435-5097.

How do I get a “Children at Play” sign installed on my street?
The City does not allow the installation of “Children at Play” signs in the public right-of-way.

How do I get a pot hole filled on my street?
You can submit an online request, or call the Pot Hole Request Line at 760-435-4500.


How do I report a malfunctioning traffic signal or street light?
You can submit an online request, or call the the Street light Hotline at 760-435-5122.

How do I report graffiti?
You can submit an Online Request or call 760-435-4500. Code enforcement division offers graffiti removal with written authorization from the property owner.

I hear that I can park on the street after the sweeper has passed. Is this true?
Oceanside has a unique enforcement policy. State law allows for posting of signs for street sweeping and technically any vehicle parked during the posted time is subject to citation. However, in Oceanside, our goal is to gain compliance so that we can get streets swept and to work with people the best that we can to accommodate high density parking issues. Our enforcement policy allows for a driver to move for the sweeper to avoid a citation and then park back where we have already swept. Enforcement officers follow the sweeper to observe the sweeper have to pass a vehicle so once the sweeper and the officer have passed, a vehicle is free to park. Sweeper operators will even wait for drivers to get to their cars if they are flagged prior to passing a vehicle. Once the sweeper has gone around or has begun to go around a vehicle – a citation will be issued.

What about holiday scheduling? Is sweeping delayed like trash pickup?
Street sweeping is not delayed a day like trash service. We can only sweep and enforce as the no parking signs indicate. Holidays are handled differently with some days when no sweeping occurs at all to sweeping occurring just with no enforcement. When a sweep is missed altogether, we endeavor to make it up as sometime during the month or will respond to individual requests for maintenance as our schedule allows. To see a listing of the current years’ holiday schedule, click here.

What do I do if a vehicle is blocking my driveway?
You can contact the Parking Enforcement Office at 760-435-5195 or 760-435-3890.

What if I can’t move my vehicle on street sweeping day?
All vehicles must comply with the posted signs. If a vehicle is broken down a citation recipient may request for a review of the citation as outlined in item # 2 on the back of the citation and upon the presentation of a valid tow, repair, or parts receipt and with no other outstanding parking citations may receive a one time waiver. While there are few other exceptions to the posted signs, the parking enforcement office does work with residents with extenuating circumstances by providing parking alternatives, ample notice of the sweeper so that vehicles can be moved, etc. Please call the parking enforcement office at (760)435-5195 for more information.

When do I need to have a barrier company or a licensed engineer stamp a Traffic Control Plan?
If the work involves a lane closure and is located on an arterial street.  For further questions and clarification you can call the Engineering Transportation Section at 760-435-5097.

When do I need to submit a Right of Way Permit and/or Traffic Control Plan?
In general, if you have any work that is in the public right-of-way.  For further questions regarding the use of a right of way permit and/or traffic control plan you can call Development Services at 760-435-5097.

When is my street swept?
All public streets in residential areas are swept bi monthly, either on 1st and 3rd or a 2nd and 4th weekday. There should be a sign at the entrance to every street, and more staggered on longer blocks that will advise you of your sweep day. Or, check the listing of streets by clicking here. (724 KB)

Who can I contact about traffic safety issues?
You can submit an online request, or call the Engineering Transportation Section at 760-435-5097.

Who can I contact about traffic signal timing issues?
You can submit an online request, or call the Engineering Transportation Section at 760-435-5097.

Who can I contact to request painting curbs?
You can submit an online request, or call the Engineering Transportation Section at 760-435-5097.

Who do I contact to report a street sign that is knocked down or missing?
You can submit an online request, or call the Public Works Help Line at 760-435-4500.

Who do I contact to trim trees away from traffic signs, signals, and/or from obstructing line of site?
You can submit an online request, or call the Public Works Help Line at 760-435-4500.

Why is my street swept?
Street sweeping on a routine bi-monthly schedule has been in effect citywide since 1986. Street sweeping removes over 50 tons per week of material that would otherwise remain in the street and eventually end up in our storm drain conveyance system potentially causing flooding and in the end polluting our creeks and ocean. In addition to the City’s longstanding commitment to street sweeping, recent legislation actually requires all coastal cities to have a comprehensive sweeping program. Oceanside is literally decades ahead of our neighbors who are just now developing similar street sweeping programs.

Why must there be a no parking provision with street sweeping?
The City has learned with experience that the most efficient way in cleaning our streets and removing the harmful constituents left by vehicular traffic is to have the street free and clear of vehicles. No parking during the scheduled sweeping times assures that we are able to sweep as much of the street as possible. 

To request assistance for a street sweeping issue, please contact the Public Works hotline at (760)435-4500.

For parking enforcement issues, please contact the Parking Enforcement office at (760)435-5195.